A few pics from today’s square baling

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Low ph is acidic, ph=7 is neutral, above 7 is alkaline. Lime is an alkaline.
We used to use poor mans lime, ie limestone dust on our fields.
 
  
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Low ph is acidic, ph=7 is neutral, above 7 is alkaline. Lime is an alkaline.
We used to use poor mans lime, ie limestone dust on our fields.
We use what we call “Highway lime”.
 
  
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Yesterday (Saturday) I finally completed a set of fields. Took 4 days, interrupted by some breakdowns.
Saturdays around here are fox hunting days on this particular estate.


Took a few pictures of the scouts and the kennel truck.

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Scouts on horseback
The dirt mound behind them is an old shooting range berm. The property owner was a chemical engineer and formulated gunpowder. He would routinely bring home gunpowder, load cartridges and fire them on his range on the farm.

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I'm not big into reloading, but the few times that I've done it, I was amazed at all the different types of gun powder that are out there. Fast burning, slow burning, and different levels of power all made such a huge difference in how my ammo performed. I wonder if that guy invented what I use today?
 
  
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I'm not big into reloading, but the few times that I've done it, I was amazed at all the different types of gun powder that are out there. Fast burning, slow burning, and different levels of power all made such a huge difference in how my ammo performed. I wonder if that guy invented what I use today?
He was a DuPont engineer and a member of the DuPont family. DuPont literally won wars for us with their massive production of gunpowders.
 
 
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